Details the work of John Fenjohn, who invented a series of cameras for use in the underwater world. Film features footage of the Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs), now known as the SEALs, conducting operations off of the submarine USS Quillback (SS-424). Also shows various developments in diving, including the use of the miniature depth gauge, SCUBA apparatus, and submarine air lock. Hosted by Commander Francis Douglas Fane, a former UDT. Most of the film was shot using the FenJohn underwater... Topic: Educational film.
Shows the launch and initial operations of the world's first nuclear powered submarine, the USS Nautilus SSN-571. President Harry S. Truman attends the launch ceremony. Hyman Rickover, the father of the nuclear submarine fleet, is also visible. Also featured is footage of the launch of USS Seawolf SSN-575 at the General Dynamics shipyard. This submarine used a sodium cooled reactor, which was not a successful design. When the Seawolf's reactor was disposed of off the Atlantic Coast, it became... Topic: Educational film.
The Coast Guard played an important role in the Allied victory in WWII. Coast Guardsmen manned nearly every type of support vessel for the Navy, and went into harm's way not only in the battle against the U-boats, but at every amphibious landing from North Africa to Sicily, Italy to D-Day, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Luzon, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. This film shows the role of the Coast Guard, and features terrific footage of many of the battles in which USCG ships and men participated. The Battle of the... Topic: Coast Guard educational film.
The USS Triton (SSRN-586) was one of the largest submarines of its era. Equipped with twin reactors, Triton circumnavigated the world underwater in 1960, under the command of famous submariner Edward L. Beach. This color film details life aboard Triton during that epochal trip, and shows its triumphant homecoming, including a visit from President Dwight Eisenhower. Triton was to be used as a radar picket submarine, but problems related to its design meant that it was eventually relegated to use... Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
Recounts the 1966 SeaLab II effort, involving ten aquanots who lived in a chamber beneath the sea, under seven atmospheres of pressure. The most famous of the aquanots was Scott Carpenter, who was also one of the original seven Project Mercury astronauts. Includes footage of diving bell, SeaLab I, SeaLab II, crew transfer vehicle, trained dolphins, and practice sessions to recover downed aircraft, sunken submarines and atomic bombs and other weapons. Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
Celebrates the launching of the nation's forty-one Polaris fleet ballistic missile submarines, the "41 for Freedom". These boats formed the nation's undersea nuclear deterrent throughout most of the Cold War. Features footage of USS Tunny (SS-282), USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624), USS Lafayette (SSBN-616), USS Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658), USS Will Rogers (SSBN-659), and USS Nautilus (SSN-571). Includes footage of the development of the missile concept,... Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
J. T. Reel 2 Reel 1 available here A dramatization in which, through his devotion to an old wounded alley cat, a lonely boy learns what is real and important in life. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Topics: Educational Film, Series: J.T.
Shot at the Naval Amphibious School in Coronado, California, this film shows the procedures used by SCUBA divers to exit and enter a submarine through the airlock. The film also features extremely rare footage of the special operations submarine USS Grayback (SSG-574 / LPSS-574) which carried miniature submarines (known as SDVs or Swimmer Delivery Vehicles) in its hangar that could be used by U.S. Navy SEALs for special operations. Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
Features rare footage of the L class, Holland S class and K class submarines, as well as the U.S. Navy's first submarine the Holland. Features footage of the Atlantic Submarine Flotilla including USS L-11 (SS-51), USS L-10 (SS-50), USS L-4 (SS-43), S-19 (SS-124), K-2 (SS-33), K-4 (SS-35). Also features shots of GATO class boats USS Threadfin (SS-272), USS Trigger (SS-237) during World War II. The film shows the history of the Silent Service through 1954, including the Submarine Training School... Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
This U.S. Navy film traces the history of U.S. missile development up until 1958. It includes footage from World War II of the BAT, a small guided missile for anti-ship use. It also features footage of: the JB-1 Loon (a submarine-launched version of the German V-1 Buzz Bomb), the Terrier, the Talos, Polaris, Bullpup, the V-2 missile, the Regulus I, the Regulus II, and the Sidewinder. It also includes footage of the Naval Research Laboratory NRL, the Naval Missile Test Center at Point Mugu in... Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
Shows the 1958 voyage of the world's first nuclear powered submarine, the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) under the North Pole. This historic voyage, known as Operation Sunshine, heralded a new stage of the Cold War, in which Soviet and American submarines would vie for control of the strategically critical polar regions. Produced by Sperry Autonetics, whose top secret inertial guidance system allowed Nautilus to make the voyage. Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
The Pacific Campaign is recounted in this post-WWII film. Beginning with the Japanese invasion of the China, the film rapidly shows the U.S. entry to the war at Pearl Harbor, and the battles that followed from Guadalcanal to the Phillipines, Marianas, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and culminating with the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by B-29s flying from island bases. Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
Made by the Reynolds Aluminum Co, the Aluminaut was an experimental deep sea exploration submarine built in 1964. The Aluminaut is credited with rescuing the DSV Alvin-2 in 1969 after it sank, and helping to locate an atomic bomb lost off the coast of Palomares, Spain in 1966. Also featured in the film is footage of the NR-1, the Navy's nuclear powered research submarine, the bathyscaphe Trieste and Trieste II, and other vessels including the Perry Cubmarine. The film also includes footage of... Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
The Fleet That Came to Stay was produced by the US Navy in 1945, and details the aerial and naval battles that raged during the invasion of Okinawa. The Okinawa campaign was especially devastating for the U.S. Navy due to the use of kamikaze suicide planes by the Japanese. After being hit by two kamikaze planes, the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) was severely damaged, and 346 of its crew were KIA. Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
Made during WWII, this color film shows the men of the Coast Guard in operation in the Atlantic. Guardsmen man and command various support vessels and transports. Their cutters serve as Navy warships. Anti-submarine patrol is an important duty, and we see PBY flying boats, cutters and destroyers fending off enemy subs. As a seaborne invasion nears, USCG personnel and the men of the Merchant Marine rush men and supplies to the beach in LCIs and LSTs. The film clearly demonstrates the enormous... Topic: Coast Guard educational film.
Dramatizes the ordeal of an Indian boy in his endurance and ritual ascent to manhood. Shows how Indian customs clash with twentieth-century values, by giving some background into the Indian cultural heritage. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: native americans, educational film
This tour of the U.S. Navy's submarine training school at New London, Connecticut includes a tour of the school's museum, a demonstration of their submarine simulator and even the submarine escape tower. Recruits are shown being trained in the latest techniques of undersea warfare and technology. Submarines featured include: USS Grouper (SS-214), USS Piper (SS-409), USS Irex (SS-482), and USS Benjamin Franklin (SSBN-640) a Polaris nuclear missile submarine. Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
Made by the U.S. Navy at the height of the Cold War, this informative film chronicles the history of the Soviet Navy from the Czarist era through WWI, the Revolution, WWII, and the Cold War. The film begins with shots of the helicopter aircraft carrier Moscow / Moskva on its maiden voyage in the Mediterranean Sea in 1968. The Kashin class guided-missile destroyers, the world's first major ships built with gas turbine propulsion, are also shown along with Soviet nuclear submarines. These... Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
While the Battle of the Atlantic that took place during WWII is well known, the struggle to get troops, man and supplies to Europe from the USA during World War I was also momentous. German U-boats took a frightening toll on American ships, and their brazen raids are in fact one of the key reasons America declared war on Germany and its allies. This film is a short portrait of the struggle, showing how lookouts, convoys, and new weapons such as the depth-charge-firing "Y gun" were... Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
Produced in the early 1970s, "Hook Down, Wheels Down" was one of the most comprehensive (and expensive) films made by the U.S. Navy. It covers the history and development of the U.S. aircraft carrier, and does so through interviews with many of the men who made it happen. While dozens of aircraft carriers are featured, it is the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) that takes center stage -- and the material shot on her deck looks like it is right out of "Top Gun". There is wonderful... Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
Stuart Little The story of a normal family into which a mouse is born. Narrated by Johnny Carson. Summary Tells the story of a boy, born five inches tall and weighing five ounces, with ears, whiskers and tail like those of a mouse. Because of his size, many adventures befall h.m - a sailboat race across a lake in New York's Central Park, a rescue from a trash boat and a northbound trip in search of Margalo, a bird who has flown away from New York City because of a threatening note. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Educational Film, Children's literature
Made at the height of the Cold War, this Navy film provides an overview of the Navy's strategic undersea capabilities, with a focus on nuclear deterrence. Features footage of the nuclear powered USS Sturgeon (SSN-637), USS Skate (SSN-578) surfacing at the North Pole, the USS Triton (SSRN-586) circumnavigating the world underwater, the USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the Sturgeon class USS Parche (SSN-683), USS Skipjack (SSN-585), and the diesel powered USS Albacore (AGSS-569), USS Mang (SS-385). The... Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
J. T. Reel 1 Reel 2 available here A dramatization in which, through his devotion to an old wounded alley cat, a lonely boy learns what is real and important in life. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Topics: Educational Film, Series: J.T.
Pollution is a Matter of Choice reel 1 Examines the environmental dilemma of modern man who has it in his power to preserve or ruin his environment. Uses the Everglades and Machiasport, Maine, as microcosms of the society to illustrate man's predicament of wanting what technology creates, yet being destroyed by its wastes. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Examines the environmental dilemma of modern man who has it in his power to... Topics: Educational Film, Technology
This extraordinary color film traces the role of the submariners -- known as the Silent Service -- during World War II in the Pacific. The film begins with a short film-within-the-film featuring Japan's Fleet Admiral Nagano expressing his belief that American submarines crippled the Japanese Imperial Navy. The film goes on to show the construction and manning of fleet type submarines, and some of the astonishing campaigns they waged in the Pacific Theater. Includes footage from the lives of... Topic: U.S. Navy educational film.
The Second Reading Speech of the Film Victoria Bill that created a new statutory authority to be responsible for all government activities related to the production and distribution of film in Victoria (Australia). The new organisation was established by amalgamating the Victorian Film Corporation, the State Film Centre and the Audio Visual Resources Branch of the Education Department. the speech was made in the Legislative Assembly of the Victorian Parliament on 6th October 1981. Topics: film, children's television, educational film
Combines humor, satire, and visual beauty in presenting contemporary and historical art scenes to demonstrate the interdependence of man, his feelings, and the visual arts he creates Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Art Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Metrics For Measure Uses an animated story about an inchworm in order to introduce the background and characteristics of the metric system. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Introduces the background and characteristics of the metric system. Uses the animated story of an inchworm and a friendly decimal point to lead viewers from the Customary System to the International System. Explains step-by-step how to use the metric system. Topics: Educational Film, Measurement, Metric system
byBryan, Julien Hequembourg; International Film Foundation
A Julien Bryan production The working Russian has only in recent years had time for leisure activities. Now, as shown in this film, Russians enjoy sports and amusement parks, visit museums, enroll in adult education classes, read, and travel to resorts. From the Russia Today series Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Recreation
Describes and demonstrates such tennis strategies as how to move on a court with a partner in relation to where the ball is served, how to react to offensive and defensive play, ball control, and the attack. Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Tennis Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Discusses the scientific disciplines involved in oceanography, including meteorology, physics, chemistry, biology, and geology. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film ( 1 reviews ) Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Oceanography Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Produced by Elgin Ciampi Shows vital operations performed by mariculturists in their closed-loop sea farm systems. Includes farm-controlled life cycles of the shrimp, sea trout, and great green sea turtle. Filmed in the Gulf of Mexico, Grand Cayman Island, and Nova Scotia Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Mariculture
byHitchcock, John Thayer, 1917-; International Film Bureau
Produced by John Hitchcock Depicts from a single high-status farmer's position some of the problems encountered in a stressful environment. In Musuri, Bhuji Khola, Nepal, one of the most serious problems is collecting leaf fodder for cattle in an overgrazed area. Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Agriculture Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
byBryan, Julien Hequembourg; International Film Foundation
A Julien Bryan production The working Russian has only in recent years had time for leisure activities. Now, as shown in this film, Russians enjoy sports and amusement parks, visit museums, enroll in adult education classes, read, and travel to resorts. From the Russia Today series Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Recreation
Wild Goose Jack, Reel 1 Reel 2 available here A profile of Jack Miner, once a guide and avid hunter, who became the world's best known conservationist. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Shows the life of Jack Miner who was an illiterate brickmaker and guide, regarded as the deadliest hunt./ia Canada, and becomes the world's best known conservationist. Topics: Educational film, Biography (Persons), Ecology
Explains that the basic strategy for beginners is to keep the ball in play. Shows that placing the ball where opponent least expects it is good strategy. Includes basic stroke fundamentals, correct positions, changing direction of shots, way to take advantage of opponent's weaknesses, and ways to regain position Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Tennis Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Karl Marx: The Spectre of Marxism Reel 2 Reel 1 available here Critical reappraisal of Marxist doctrine in theory and practice in the last one hundred years. Creative mix of new and archive photographs with graphics and special effects. Topics: Educational Film, Series: Karl Marx
Details the work of the U.S. Coast Guard in the international sea lanes of the Northern Pacific, where icebergs are a constant threat to passenger and cargo ships. USCG patrol vessels track ice formations, assisted by B-17 aircraft. Features footage of the famed liner Queen Mary and USCGC Mendota (WHEC-69), an Owasco class high endurance cutter. Mendota was scrapped in 1974. Topic: U.S. Coast Guard educational film.
byHitchcock, John Thayer, 1917-; Hitchcock, Patricia J; International Film Bureau
Shows the work of a cultural anthropologist in the Bhuji River Valley of Nepal by examining a five-month expedition. Includes views of activities in the village and of the culture of the valley Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Antiquities Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Children of nine and ten accomplish work formerly done by children of thirteen and fourteen at a school in Blackpool, England. New method of teaching provides children with practical problems, and they find solutions by working in groups. In this way they not only help to teach themselves but have a better chance of remembering how they solved the problems. Emphasis is on understanding and not just accuracy of work Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this... Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Arithmetic Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
byGreat Britain. British Transport Commission. Film Unit; ACI Films, inc
Director, Geoffrey Jones; music, Wilfred Josephs Uses photography and music without narration to convey the pulse, motion, and excitement of rail travel. Blends past and present from the nostalgic beauty of the old steam engine to the sleek efficiency of the modern high speed electric trains favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Railroads Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Produced in cooperation with the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic Producer, Benn Wooten; direction, John Norris; camera, David Espar; camera and edit, Robert Moore; stills, Joaquin Villegas Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Topics: 16mm, educational film, Drug abuse Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation